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A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NE. Updated Thursdays.

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A weekly NET Radio book review and discussion program hosted by Pat Leach, Director of Lincoln City Libraries, Lincoln, NE. Updated Thursdays.

    All About Books: “Cherokee America” by Margaret Verble

    All About Books: “Cherokee America” by Margaret Verble

    In the aftermath of the civil war, racial and cultural tensions are on edge in the Cherokee lands. “Cherokee America” by Margaret Verble is a Western tale told from the point of view of mixed-race woman who is a wealthy farmer and the matriarch of her family.

    All About Books: Guest reviewer UNL's Richard Graham with two, big, new books

    All About Books: Guest reviewer UNL's Richard Graham with two, big, new books

    It’s artists and graphic novels on this week’s “All About Books.” From UNL Libraries, Richard Graham introduces a huge, 16-year project from Omaha native Chris Ware called “Rusty Brown” An early 20th century illustrator is featured in, “Madness in Crowds: the Teaming Mind of Harrison Cady.”

    All About Books: “Leaving the Witness” by Amber Scorah

    All About Books: “Leaving the Witness” by Amber Scorah

    Amber is a third generation Jehovah’s Witness moves to China with her husband to secretly spread their religion. But living outside her closed community for the first time, she experiences different perspectives leading to a new life for herself. On NET Radio’s “All About Books” a review of “Leaving...

    All About Books: “Furious Hours” by Casey Cep

    All About Books: “Furious Hours” by Casey Cep

    A rural Alabama preacher was accused of murdering five of his family members for insurance money. His attorney helped him escape justice until the reverend was murdered at a funeral. In the audience of the vigilante’s trial was Harper Lee who had in mind a book about all this. “Furious Hours: Murder...

    All About Books: “Stony the Road” by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    All About Books: “Stony the Road” by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Between the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Movement, is 100 years of less well-known history. On this week’s “All About Books”, “Stony the Road” by Henry Louis Gates Jr. An account of African American’s struggle for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter revolution that...

    All About Books: “In Our Other Lives” by Theodore Wheeler

    All About Books: “In Our Other Lives” by Theodore Wheeler

    An American missionary and ROTC cadet disappears in Pakistan only to resurface unexpectedly in a video. The FBI arrive in Omaha to talk with his sister to learn about this family and their history. Omaha-based author Theodore Wheeler is the guest on “All About Books” to talk about his new novel “In...

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Hungrygirlreader ,

Ms.

This podcast is so smart and entertaining and downright delightful. I never miss it and get fabulous ideas for new reads. A must have for all readers and listeners of literature!

markgi ,

Books with your coffee buddies

Great show. The hosts sound like two guys having coffee who happen to talk about books. That is not to say they are not erudite--they are.
It's just that no matter what book they are talking about they approach the subject with wit,humility,and (dare I say it) a dose of Nebraska plainspeak.

Pam in Colorado ,

A great loss

I am so sorry to hear about Otis Young's death. I feel like I know you both after listening to you for a couple of years. Your podcast has given me many wonderful books to read. I am sure that you and Otis' family have a heavy heart at this time. Know that he enriched lives with his book discussions.

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